Summer Packing List for National Parks

We’ve put together a summer packing list for National Parks to help you make sure you have everything you need for your trip.

The America the Beautiful Annual Pass costs $80 and is valid for one year from the date of purchase.


Stay hydrated by carrying refillable water bottles or hydration packs!

Hydration in the Summer

Use sunscreen, lip balm with sunscreen, and a sun hat with a wide brim!

Sun Protection

Hiking shoes: good traction and stability Hiking socks: wicking material - NOT COTTON!

Summer Hiking Gear

Clothing with UV protection + wicking pulls moisture (sweat) away from you and moves it to the fabric’s outer surface, where it can dry quickly.

Summer Clothing

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